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Archive: September 23, 2013

Photo: Thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed in parts of Colorado from the floods. Courtesy: Patrick Walsh

BOULDER, Colo. - As Coloradans continue working to clean up and repair the damage caused by extreme flooding in parts of the state, there is an opportunity for them to take advantage of tax incentives and energy savings when they replace damaged appliances and HVAC units. According to Luke Ilderto ...Read More

Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign warns that political conduits are having a greater impact on Wisconsin Elections.

MADISON, Wis. - The use of political conduits - check-bundling operations that combine donations from a number of people and send a single contribution to a candidate - is growing in Wisconsin politics. There is no limit on how much a conduit can pass along to a candidate. Mike McCabe of the nonpa ...Read More

PHOTO: Yakima Valley teens use their nutritional knowledge and cooking skills to create healthy recipes in
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TOPPENISH, Wash. - It's Childhood Obesity Prevention Awareness Month, and afterschool programs in some Washington communities have made it an all-year priority. In the Yakima Valley, with the help of local chefs they have organized "Top Chef"-style competitions for middle-school students and restaur ...Read More

PHOTO: Programs for grazing improvements and other farm and ranch conservation measures are on the line in Utah if a new Farm Bill isn't passed to fund them. Photo courtesy Utah Dept. of Agriculture.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah farmers and ranchers received almost $5.7 million last year for participating in programs to protect grasslands and wetlands, and to preserve the environment. However, those programs are in jeopardy as Congress continues to delay passing a new Farm Bill, according to Utah Farme ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove federal protections for gray wolves, and has extended the public comment period to 10/28/13. A poll conducted by Tulchin Research shows most Californians want wolf recovery efforts to continue. Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove federal protections for wolves in California and other states. California hasn't had a wolf population in decades, aside from a single lone wolf that returned to Oregon in March after roaming Northern California for 15 mo ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina Head Start programs have experienced cuts due to the sequester. Courtesy: North Carolina Head Start,

NEWPORT, N.C. - The sequester remains a black cloud looming over the agencies in North Carolina that serve people who need help the most. As a result of the mandated federal cuts, programs such as Meals on Wheels in Wake County have seen a $75,000 cut and the Head Start Program in Carteret County sa ...Read More

NEW YORK - As suburbs grow older, they have become more affordable to low-income families. Experts say that is driving a major shift in poverty and bringing big challenges to suburban communities. Alan Berube, senior fellow and deputy director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, said if you lo ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A victory in federal court in Pennsylvania has been recorded for those in favor of recently-established pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay. Groups including the Farm Bureau and the National Association of Homebuilders took the matter to court, claiming that the EPA exceeded its au ...Read More

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